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Gods bower as thou gan build
A prayer to the Virgin Mary — acephalous; last three lines of first (?) stanza, plus eight 9-line stanzas, abababaab
Subjects: Virgin Mary, prayers to; prayers, to Virgin Mary
Versification: — nine-line, three-line — abababaab, aab



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Addit. 2585, Part II, ff. 2-2v
First Lines:
Godes boure als tu gane bilde
vs fra sinne and sycune sylde…
Last Lines:
…aposteles þride he bolde o[ ]
þe tueft he vent to quink and queriene
to lig in bale withoute band
Editions:
Heffernan, Thomas J. “Four Middle English Lyrics from the Thirteenth Century.” Mediaeval Studies 43 (1981): 131-50: 146-50.